16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  27​h
1
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Salo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rosala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Brisbane

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Moomin World and Vaski Adventure Island will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip website .

Brisbane, Australia to Turku is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Turku due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Vaski Adventure Island ©
Vaski Adventure Island

2
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Isokari Lighthouse.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki trip site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salo.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

2
nights
Salo

Salo ©
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo national park. On the next day, revel in the low prices at Muurla Design Marketing Oy, then don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, then contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salo tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Salo in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salo are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Salo

Trails Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Pernio
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Muurla Design Marketing Oy ©
Muurla Design Marketing Oy
Mathildedalin Kylapanimo ©
Mathildedalin Kylapanimo

1
night
Rosala

Rosala ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rosala sightseeing planner.

Drive from Salo to Rosala in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 1st (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. December in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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